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Sound of Sleat, near Armadale, Isle of Skye

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Set down a private drive in a wonderful coastal spot with a magnificent outlook towards the sea is Adhair-Mara, a chic detached house near Armadale (3 miles) on the Sleat peninsula of the fantastic Isle of Skye.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 2/4 Bedrooms: 2
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (2)
No smoking Bathrooms: 2
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi

Adhair-Mara means ‘sea air’ and it is easy to see why it was chosen given the amazing location that the house occupies. The stylish sitting room at its heart is very spacious and bright and the views have really been made the most of as the whole gable end is made of glass to show them off fully. A neat little wood-burning stove keeps it all nice and cosy and as it is all laid out on the one level, everything is easily to hand.

Having the contemporary kitchen with its useful central island and the dining area in together creates a great space for socialising that is supplemented by a handy little laundry room outside.

The luxurious master suite has the benefit of a dressing room (with additional futon) and an en suite bathroom with the choice of a lovely free-standing, double-ended bath or a modern walk-in shower. French doors open up to the deck so the seascape can be admired from bed and the second attractive bedroom has an equally stunning view through its full height window.

To the rear of the house, the seating on the raised deck is the perfect spot to sit and absorb the beautiful surroundings. Steps then lead down to the rest of the grassed garden that slopes down towards the rocky shoreline that is just a short stroll away.

The pretty grounds extend to around an acre with lots of mature plants and trees and yet more gorgeous views over the Sound of Sleat to the mountains of the mainland beyond. Plenty of parking is provided at the front of the house and, as there is a pond and a small burn in the garden, care should be taken with children.

Please note: Due to its situation, Adhair-Mara is not suitable for children under 5.

Map & Local

Sleat is known for its array of wildlife with otters often having been seen on the shore in front of the house. Sea eagles may also be spotted, as well as dolphins and minke whales out in the sparkling waters.

The Sleat peninsula is a haven for foodies with several good quality restaurants nearby including Toravaig House (1.5 miles), Duisdale House (5 miles) and Kinloch Lodge (7.5 miles). The hotel at Isleornsay (4 miles) also has bar meals or more formal dining in its restaurant to sample.

Just along the road the Torabhaig Distillery (1.5 miles) produces an excellent peated single malt whisky. It is only the second distillery on the island and is relatively new having only been in production since 2017. Distillery tours are available and there is also a café and shop on site.

Fresh local produce and tasty treats can be picked up from the farm shop at Armadale (3 miles) and Broadford (13 miles) is the place for supermarket shopping. Whilst at Armadale the ruins of Armadale Castle are worth a visit with delightful gardens full of colourful flowers and interesting sculptures that are a joy to wander around.

The sandy beach at Ord (6.5 miles) is a great place for a scenic walk no matter what the weather and if a visit can be timed to fit in with the sunset it is an incredibly beautiful view. Climbers will want to tackle the famous Cuillin mountains and South Skye Sea Kayaks run expeditions out on the water for those looking to explore a bit further.

Local Events and Attractions


Please note: while we make every effort to be as accurate as possible, the actual position of the cottage indicated on the map above and the proximity of the amenities in the Local Info section cannot be guaranteed to be precise and should be used as a guide only.



Single storey

Sitting room with wood-burning stove, Sky TV and French doors to decking and garden
Kitchen/dining room with induction hob, oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, etc
Double bedroom (king-size)
Shower room with WC and wash basin
Master double bedroom (king-size) with dressing room (with additional futon) and en suite bathroom with bath, WC and wash basin.


Laundry room with sink, washing machine and tumble dryer
Octagonal summerhouse.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Sets of towels (per person)
Travel Cot (excluding linen)

Available Extras

Additional Futon


Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £75 of electricity is INCLUDED with any additional usage payable at the end of your stay. Heating is by electric panel heaters and wood-burning stove (fuel INCLUDED). The charging of electric vehicles is not permitted at this property. WiFi is INCLUDED. A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (2 medium or 2 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking.

Please note: For Adhair-Mara, the tariff for 2 persons is based on one bedroom only being made available. Due to its situation, the house is not suitable for children under 5.



The calendar below shows dates which are either available or booked for this property. Use the Book Now menu above to select your desired holiday dates.

Changeover Day: Sat

Booked Available

Weekly Prices

The weekly guide prices for this property are shown below. Use the availability & book sidebar on the right to select your holiday or calculate short break rates (where available).

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 2 Sleeps 4
22 Jun 2024 - 19 Jul 2024 £1,695.00 £1,795.00
20 Jul 2024 - 23 Aug 2024 £1,795.00 £1,895.00
24 Aug 2024 - 13 Sep 2024 £1,495.00 £1,595.00
14 Sep 2024 - 04 Oct 2024 £1,395.00 £1,495.00
05 Oct 2024 - 25 Oct 2024 £1,495.00 £1,595.00
26 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024 £1,295.00 £1,395.00
20 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024 £1,795.00 £1,895.00
28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 £1,795.00 £1,895.00
06 Jan 2025 - 31 Jan 2025 £1,295.00 £1,395.00
01 Feb 2025 - 04 Apr 2025 £1,495.00 £1,595.00
05 Apr 2025 - 25 Apr 2025 £1,595.00 £1,695.00
26 Apr 2025 - 02 May 2025 £1,495.00 £1,595.00
03 May 2025 - 23 May 2025 £1,595.00 £1,695.00
24 May 2025 - 30 May 2025 £1,795.00 £1,895.00
31 May 2025 - 27 Jun 2025 £1,695.00 £1,795.00
28 Jun 2025 - 18 Jul 2025 £1,795.00 £1,895.00
19 Jul 2025 - 29 Aug 2025 £1,895.00 £1,995.00
30 Aug 2025 - 12 Sep 2025 £1,595.00 £1,695.00
13 Sep 2025 - 03 Oct 2025 £1,495.00 £1,595.00
04 Oct 2025 - 24 Oct 2025 £1,595.00 £1,695.00
25 Oct 2025 - 19 Dec 2025 £1,295.00 £1,395.00
20 Dec 2025 - 27 Dec 2025 £1,895.00 £1,995.00
28 Dec 2025 - 05 Jan 2026 £1,895.00 £1,995.00
06 Jan 2026 - 05 Jan 2027 POA POA
06 Jan 2027 - 05 Jan 2028 POA POA

Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking. If your party size changes for any reason after booking, please let us know so we can ensure the accommodation provided meets your exact requirements.

For Adhair-Mara, the tariff for 2 persons is based on one bedroom only being made available.


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The cottage, the garden, the location and the view were stunning. We could have spent our holiday just in the cottage wa...

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This was the second visit to Adhair Mara. The house and grounds are spacious with the most amazing views. The property ...

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An abundance of wildlife right on your doorstop - clearly Adhair-Mara is the place to stay!

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An absolutely beautiful cottage in a perfect location. Every time we stay is wonderful, and the owners are just fantasti...

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This was our second stay at Adhair-Mara and it lived up to our expectations. The quality of the accommodation is excelle...

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Die Unterkunft war perfekt. Es stimmte alles.


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